Andrew D. Zelenetz Discusses What Patients With Cancer Aren't Telling Their Doctors

Andrew D. Zelenetz, Md, PhD, medical director of quality informatics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses what patients often do not tell their doctors but discuss with their nurses.

Andrew D. Zelenetz, Md, PhD, medical director of quality informatics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses what patients often do not tell their doctors, but discuss with their nurses.

Zelenetz emphasizes that patients are usually "brave faced" with their doctors, but feel more comfortable telling their nurses about a number of concerns and worries about their treatment and side effects. It is important that nurses communicate these side effects with the doctors.